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20 pictures you must see from the 20th Tel Aviv Pride

20 pictures you must see from the 20th Tel Aviv Pride

Tel Aviv Pride

A quarter of a million locals and tourists have attended this year’s Tel Aviv Pride for its 20th anniversary.

Sometimes dubbed the ‘Berlin of the Middle East’, the city celebrated its path to inclusion with the theme ‘Making History’. It has been 30 years since the cancellation of gay sex restrictions in Israel and ten years since the founding of the LGBTI Center in the city.

Officially kicking off at 2pm local time after a Pride Parade Lunch, the march marks the end of a two-week festival. Located on the Mediterranean coastline, the Israeli city is one of the most popular LGBTI destinations in the world. And it boasts a few breathtaking spots that make its parade a particularly Instagrammable one.

The crowds gathered at the beautiful beachfront Charles Clore Park for the parade. Its cheerful vibe clashes with the usual conservative atmosphere elsewhere in the Middle East.

Among those attending was US TV host Andy Cohen, in his capacity as International Ambassador for Tel Aviv pride 2018.

‘Celebrating Pride in Tel Aviv is a beautiful celebration of gay rights and visibility in a region where many of the neighbors cannot live as their true selves or be who they were born to be, which makes it all the more special for this massive coming together in support of equality to be taking place in Tel Aviv,’ he said in a statement.

Check out images below.

A man in a unicorn costume at Tel Aviv Pride.
Photo: @travelbonny
A girl in a rainbow headband at Tel Aviv Prode
Photo: @martinacicery
Four men at Tel Aviv Pride
Photo: @drew_alexander
A view of Tel Aviv during pride parade
Photo: @southafricantlv
Two men's backs with the word 'love' and a heart made of glitter
Photo: @marinka307
A guy holding a rainbow beach umbrella
Photo: @vibeisrael
A 'Love is Love' mug
Photo: @roxyvespa
A rainbow flag waving at Thailand beach in Tel Aviv.
Photo: @vittoria.ritter
A lilac-haired girl covered in glitter at Tel Aviv Pride
Photo: @lanternamagika
A drag queen at Tel Aviv Pride.
Photo: @ido_c24
Seven men posing in rainbow costumes at Tel Aviv Pride.
Photo: @rd_leyva
A dog celebrating Tel Aviv 20th pride on the beach
Photo: @didithedoggy
A girl with a rainbow surfboard at Tel Aviv Pride
Photo: @netbouenos
Two men in rainbow strap at Tel Aviv Pride
Photo: @lanternamagika
Tel Aviv Pride 2018
Photo: Guy/Tel Aviv Pride
A woman holding a sign 'My son's a fag! So what? She's fabulous!'
Photo: @lanternamagika
A man in sunglasses and rainbow headband at Tel Aviv Pride
Photo: @lucavismara
Two men kissing at the parade
Photo: @borjadvance
Four girls at Tel Aviv Pride
Photo: @noyraspberry
A family at Pride
Photo: @natalya_tonkykh